January 31, 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to St. Mary’s Church

The flowers on the Altar are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the life of Samuel Cooper by his sister Elizabeth.

Haiti: earthquake relief: Thanks to all who contributed to special collection. We raised $1000 which is already helping the Haitian people. Keep the Haitian people in your prayers.

April Armstrong in Concert: This afternoon at 3:00 pm here at St. Mary’s Church. Come for an afternoon of great music by April and her friends.

Northern Harmony: a world music choir presenting styles as varied as Balkan folk music, Gospel, South African and contemporary works. In concert at St. Mary’s Church, Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 pm. Admission: $15 / $10 students and seniors. For more information please call (212) 663-2737.

New Lift Every Voice and Sing Hymnals: The Vestry authorized the purchase of 100 new “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Hymnals and 50 new “The Book of Common Prayer.” If you wish to defray the cost of a hymnal and dedicate it to someone special or simply in thanks to God, the cost is $13.00. Please see either Rev. Kooperkamp or Mr. Bill Smith, treasurer.

Vestry Meeting: Monday, Feb. 1st at 6:00 pm. All are invited.

Eccelsia: Marcus Garvey Park: Sundays at 2:00 pm. St. Mary’s is the lead congregation on the first and third Sunday each month. During February St. Mary’s will on Feb. 7 and Feb. 14;  we will need a few volunteers to help make bag lunches after the 10:00 am service.

St. Mary’s Saturday Homeless Outreach: Our program to reach out to the homeless in Harlem needs more volunteers. We prepare about 60 bag lunches between 12 noon and 2:00 pm & then go out on the streets from 2:00 pm until about 3:30 pm. If you can help, please speak to Glenda White, Janet Dorman or Lysander Puccio.

Upcoming Events:

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: February 16th at 6:30 pm. Come for great fellowship.

AshWednesday: February 17th, Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion at 7:30 am, 12 noon and 6:30 pm. Come and begin the observance of a Holy Lent.

St. Mary’s Church Annual Parish Meeting: February 21st, the First Sunday of Lent, following the 10:00 am service. We will here reports about the ministry of the parish, discuss our 2010 budget and elect new leaders to represent our parish.

Music at St. Mary’s in Concert: February 21st at 3:00 pm, The Annual Black History Month Tribute in music, song and spoken word.

Preaching Next Sunday: February 7th: The Rev. Chloe A. Breyer. We will celebrate the baptism of Jackson Wong, son of Natasha Jackson and Kevin Wong at the 10:00 am service.

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany                                                              January 31, 2010
Choral Introit: “The Lord is my Light” L. Bouknight
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